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$$ - reasonable
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2840 Lake Michigan Dr NW
phone: (616) 453-9674
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by SpdKilz:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I almost feel bad reviewing this since I had such high expectations for this store and the reviews all shower it in praise.
I walked in with my brother-in-law and was not greeted. Two women were behind the counter just standing…a guy was stocking the beer in the coolers and just kind of looked at us. We later asked him where the “beer cave” was since we were first timers and had no idea, and he seemed somewhat annoyed. Needless to say once I did ask one of the women behind the counter if they had any “special” fun beers they did try to help out.
The selection was solid for a store in Grand Rapids, but nothing special. I really didn’t find any beers I couldn’t in a Binny’s, minus a few Short’s they had (and which every store in this area of Michigan has). I asked if they had a few beers mentioned in prior reviews and they were out of everything it would appear. As stated, it’s not like the selection is bad; however, it does not deserve the praise everyone is giving. Understandably this is a good beer store for a smaller area like Grand Rapids, but again this doesn’t mean it should get 4.5 or 5 for selection. In addition there were dusty bottles and some old “hoppy” bottles.
I did like the fact you could buy singles of everything. That is a huge plus. I walked in expecting to drop a ton of money and walked out with a mixed six pack of Short’s. Prices were okay.
08-05-2011 13:35:25 |
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Siciliano's Market is the go to liquor store in Grand Rapids.
Everything by the single bottle. Tons of cooler space with chilled singles. A huge selection of imports, German, Belgian, whatever you are looking for. A growing selection of Michigan Meads. Awesome, vast selection of homebrewing grains and a good stop for information on home brewing, including a knowledgeable staff, and a big selection of books to feed your head.
It's a great stop. Do it!
12-17-2013 16:00:51 |
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vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 1 | $$$
The staff was very knowledgable and walked me to the beers that I needed along with recommending addition local beers that fit my interests that day.
I thought their single beer pricing strategy was an expensive way to buy, but convenient! If visiting Founders stop here to stock your cellar or fridge.
08-19-2013 22:47:40 |
More by Gr8Lakes
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Stopped in while visiting Grand Rapids because we had heard such good things about the place, and was not disappointed.
The atmosphere is tailored to please true beer, cigar, and wine connoisseurs. It can be a bit cramped when the place is packed (which it was) but that would be my only complaint about the building.
The people working when we visited went above and beyond standards of customer service and really made our trip memorable. They informed us of several places we absolutely needed to stop into while we explored downtown Grand Rapids. Without their recommendations we never would have known Brewery Vivant was an essential stop. The service was fantastic.
The selection ranged from a variety of regional brews (our first taste from Shorts was from here, love them) to craft beers from all over the world. A very nice, wide array of choices.
This is one of those absolute must-finds when in the Grand Rapids area.
08-12-2013 18:05:52 |
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